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    Engagement ring stolen, sold to pawn shop - Legal question?
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    • 16th Sep 12, 2:43 PM
    Engagement ring stolen, sold to pawn shop - Legal question? 16th Sep 12 at 2:43 PM
    Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but it seems the best place to post it.

    Long story short - my engagement ring was stolen and sold to a Cash Converters/Cash Generator type place by my Uncle who was living in my Grans house as was I at the time.

    The police have recovered it and I have it back, and we are waiting for them to arrest my uncle.

    The thing is, on the morning the ring was stolen, right after I noticed it missing, my Mum and I phoned every single pawn shop in the city and I'm fairly certain we phoned the one he sold it to. So if they'd already taken it, they should have contacted the police. And if they hadn't had it already, they should have known full well not to buy it.

    My question is, can I take any legal action against the shop in question? Since they were clearly told that X was stolen and that Y may be in to try to sell it to them? They were given all the details they'd need to avoid the purchase of the ring, yet still took it or had already taken it and neglected to inform the police.
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